Tuesday, October 24, 2017

WTF: FCC Blocks 9 Companies From Providing Low-Income Internet Access

FCC regulators are telling nine companies that they won’t be allowed to participate in a federal program intended to help them provide affordable internet access to low-income consumers — weeks after...

Fake Jobs Are Now Used To Scam College Students

First there were fake news and bogus diplomas and now, there are also fake jobs. A recent report revealed that scammers are on the loose preying upon college students who are...

The Tiny Digital Camera On Every Smartphone Has Had Real Impact On African Lives

The selfie has become a cultural symbol of mobile phones. But this fun pastime has been made possible because of path-breaking engineering inventions in digital image sensors. The inventors—Eric Fossum (USA), George...

3 Key Factors To Consider With Virtual Reality in Higher Education

There’s a lot of excitement about virtual reality (VR)—and there should be. It’s exciting, in its infancy, and reports say VR will be a $38 billion dollar industry by 2026. But there also...

Gender Swapping VR Project Educates Youth on Sex and Consent

Using virtual reality to explore and rewrite troubling social narratives. The beauty of virtual reality is that it puts us in someone else’s shoes. In the world of entertainment, which has been...

Buddy System Bracelet Offers Extra Layer Of Security For Women

Safety and security is a big issue for a lot of women. All you have to do is check out the news to understand why. In the last two or three...

This Chick Wants To Bring The World Closer Together – With Educational Apps

Caryn Antonini believes it’s crucial for children to be bilingual. She’s of the view that learning languages imparts cognitive benefits as well as social and material ones which come into play...

How Virtual Reality Could Change the Way Students Experience Education

The headlines for Pokémon GO were initially shocking, but by now they’re familiar: as many as 21 million active daily users, 700,000 downloads per day, $5.7 million in-app purchases per day,...

Screenagers: The New Name for Teenagers Growing Up Digital

A new documentary explores the impacts smartphones and other mobile devices are having on teenagers and their social, emotional and psychological lives. “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” examines the impact...

Can Snapchat be Used for Education?

Whenever there are popular apps and platforms it seems like it is only a matter of time until we see it used in education. Facebook groups have been used in adult...

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Apple Is Hiring a Psychologist To Help Siri Have ‘Serious Conversations’

  Apple is on the hunt for a Siri software engineer with a background in counselling or psychology, according to a job listing spotted by CNBC's Christina Farr. The...